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Supanova is here (and so are the ebooks)!

As I write this Supanova has kicked off at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. I’ll be there over the weekend (9-10th November) with bright shiny new copies of my Jakirian Cycle (for those from USA, Supanova is the Australian version of ComiCon). I’m be taking pics of the cosplay and posting them next week. There are usually some great costumes, and I’m sure this year will be no exception.

I’ll be sitting at my table in Artist’s Alley (in the RICC building) with fellow Queensland writers Rowena Cory Daniells (of former MGC fame), well known for her King Rolen’s Kin series, and Cheryse Durrant, who has just released her new book The Blood She Betrayed.

The Jakirian Cycle comprises three books, The Calvanni, Scytheman, and Sorcerer. All three feature great covers by Daryl Lindquist.

Calvanni front cover (Small)Scytheman front cover (Small)Sorcerer front cover (Small)

I’m excited to say that Calvanni and Scytheman have been released as ebooks. They are available here on Amazon.

Just in case you missed it here is a run-down on the Jakirian Cycle. . .

Think Kill Bill meets Dune . . . Heroic Fantasy in world of ceramic weapons where all metal is magical . . .
In The Calvanni, the cavern-dwelling Eathal have emerged to wreak their vengeance on mankind. The fate of innocent thousands rests on finding the Scion – lost heir to the fallen Empire. The Temple has outlawed the ancient practice of Sorcery. Its Druids dominate religious and secular power, but are ill-equipped to resist an unknown evil once contained by the Emperors.

Scytheman follows on from events in The Calvanni. The city of Raynor is now in turmoil. False-Scion Osterac has declared himself heir to the fallen Empire and his supporters riot on the streets. Legions of non-human Eathal advance across the continent, destroying all in their path. The future of Yos lies in the balance and only the Scion can unite the shattered fragments of the fallen Empire. Pursued by the renegade Sorcerer Raziin, Cedrin and Ellen struggle to stay alive on a lawless continent torn by war. They are drawn toward a lethal contest for the awesome power of the Spear of Carris, where the identity of the true Scion will be revealed.

The three books follow Cedrin and Ellen as they face deeper and more hidden threats. Eventually they must face a final challenge as the most ancient secrets that bind their bloodlines are revealed.

I can’t tell you too much more about Sorcerer without spoilers.

If you are planning to attend Supanova Brisbane be sure to drop in and say hi.

  1. Dorothy Grant #

    As you get a weekend among scifi fandom and readers/watchers instead of authors, what is the average fan-on-the-street’s take on indie authors? (Do they even notice we’re not part of the big publishers? How many of them are reading new things, and how do we really reach out to the audience that isn’t immersed in the indie world?

    Hope you find some answers, but first, have fun and enjoy the costumes!

    November 8, 2013
    • Hi, Dorothy. From prior events I have found fans to be very open. They tend to judge things for themselves & it’s more about what they are interested in and the merits of what you have on show than where the book originated.

      November 8, 2013
  2. Synova #

    One of my story worlds has no metal. Actually, it does have metal, but for story reasons has rust-on-steroids and anything metal dug up and exposed quickly rots away. It doesn’t have *magic* though. (Or if it does it’s the sufficiently advanced technology variety of magic.)

    Anyhow! I found that it’s actually sort of difficult to figure out how to create and maintain a reasonably advanced society, say, global sea-faring shipping level, without usable metals. Simple things like *hinges* suddenly seem complicated.

    What surprised you when you were creating a society that didn’t use metal for day-to-day?

    November 9, 2013
    • that’s for sure. have to use a combination of clever materials and natural materials, like rubber for things that require a ‘spring’ – because there is nothing like a metal spring.

      November 9, 2013
  3. 'nother Mike #

    Say, any theories on this weird asteroid? I keep thinking spinning, steering jets… Who is coming to visit?

    November 9, 2013
    • My first thought was a kind of non-homogenious structure with solid, maybe metallic structure honeycombed with icy cavities. When heated the ice material is vapourising and getting out from the cavities it is contained in – like a lava jetting out from contained structures in the ground.

      November 9, 2013

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